Harley Quinn #30

Writer: Tini Howard, Nicole Maines Artist: Sweeney Boo, Mindy Lee Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 24, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 5
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Here I am in the midst of a veritable midlife extradimensional existential crisis of epic proportions, and if that's not bad enough...I got a giant, bloodthirsty, killer anthropo-whatsit rabbit man with a big ol' carrot-shaped axe to grind after me. Good thing I got my hyena spiritual advisors, Bud and Lou, to guide me on this fiendish foray into a frenzy of ferocious furballs. Plus: the introduction of my very own cosmic workout gear that is in no way an infringement on the Flash's intellectual property. Also, in this month's In-Continuity Dreams of Harley Quinn, we've cooked up a real doozy for ya! It's got swords, armor, fair maidens, and more

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker May 23, 2023

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  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Kendra Hale May 25, 2023

    Sweeney Boo amazes me each issue with her takes on, not just Harley, but the world around her. The Zatanna ties from last issue to this one further serve the story and give us all a running gag tore turn to. This issue is not your average middle of the ground filler, and readers get all the goodness that comes with that statement. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - kcscribbles May 23, 2023

    Harley Quinn #30 is a wild ride from the first page to the last, tossing Harley into a cosmic situation out of her comfort zone as we watch her figure out a way to get to Earth-26, running into some hilarious moments along the way. The issue ends with a great cliffhanger that promises to pull Poison Ivy into the fray. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke May 23, 2023

    Harley Quinn #30 is a great example of how far you can take the character when you lean into the cartoony nature of Harley's antics amped up by a literal cartoon universe. This series has a great sense of humor with eye-catching art that pairs well with the zany antics. Plus, we get a fun fairy tale backup story to round things out! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 23, 2023

    Howard's script is tighter and funnier this issue, but the real all-star is the kinetic and cartoony art of Sweeney Boo, which shifts perfectly in tone between the various worlds Harley visits. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff May 24, 2023

    As strange as things have gotten, they've been a lot weirder for Harley in the years past. Howard is taking the character a little bit less seriously than she's been taken before. And that's perfectly fine. She's a very dynamic and rubbery sort of a hero who could easily fit into just about any corner you happen to shove her in. It's one of the reasons why she's been so successful for so long. She can do serious heart-crushing drama, and she can do totally bonkers slapstick. Sometimes in the same panel. Howard seems to understand this. And she seems to be moving the character in a direction that can fully embrace every angle. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez May 23, 2023

    Harley Quinn #30 is a clownish nightmare of a comic masquerading as a bad Looney Tunes cartoon. The plot has a basic foundation for Harley to leverage in her journey to becoming a hero, but the random, over-the-top developments keep getting in the way. Coupled with offensively colored art, you have the comic equivalent of a candy store hit by a tornado. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum May 24, 2023

    This is pretty messy and it feels like this issue in particular is really losing its thread. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    The Batman Universe - Daniel Goldberg May 24, 2023

    DC seems determined to ruin the Harley Quinn book. Sweeney Boo's art remains fun to look at it, but the book itself is almost unreadable. Perhaps the next arc will be less terrible. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Screaming Enigma Jul 11, 2023

    This was probably the best issue of Howard's run on Harley Quinn yet. The story continues to be more focused, which is a definite improvement over Issue 28. The story itself is pretty fun as well. I like Harley as a teacher and I'm interested to see how that side of the story develops as time goes on. I can't believe I'm saying this due to how weird it is, but I genuinely enjoyed Harley's psychic conversations with her hyenas throughout this. One other improvement seen in this issue is the backup story. In the last issue, the backup story was just a pain for me to read. While the one here didn't do much for me, it also wasn't the worst read for me either, which I see as an improvement. I hope the quality for this run only goes up from here more

  • 7.5
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  • 1.5
    ItsJess May 23, 2023

    DNF

    I can't

    I just can't

    oh my god

  • 7.5
    Vertigo Girl May 23, 2023

  • 5.0
    Cecil Selwyn May 31, 2023

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